Kiffin’s acceptance of blame a step forward

Better late than never, I guess.Such was my initial reaction to USC coach Lane Kiffin’s apology of sorts for the disastrous 2012 football season. In a two-hour interview with ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski, Kiffin accepted blame for all that went wrong last season, admitting that he is a “coaching work in progress” and that he needs […]

Tommy Trojan tunes

Singer Bonnie Brooksbank and Derrick Wong (right) perform in front of Tommy Trojan Wednesday afternoon. USC Program Board Concerts Committee hosts monthly noontime concerts.

Haute Highlights

Lunar New Year Festival Pacific Asia Museum Saturday, Feb. 2 — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ring in the Lunar New Year with family and friends at this multicultural festival. Be amazed by the lion dances and taekwondo demonstrations put on by local groups, or grab a bite to eat at gourmet food trucks such […]

Minority writers redefine American lit

Friday officially marks the beginning of February, which means America is about to get its annual replay of black history. Over the course of the next month, millions of Americans will catch snippets of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech just before turning the radio dial or briefly consider reading The Autobiography […]

USC Senior drops EP showcasing musical ability

Hip-hop. Jazz. Soul. Experimental. You can’t put Rippy Austin in a box. And he likes it that way. Current USC senior Rippy Austin (or Garret Rountree as you may know him) dropped his debut genre-bending EP Patiently Waiting in December. Entirely written, produced, performed and even packaged by Austin, the album is a labor of […]